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Software Library: ZZT

Tim Sweeney

ZZT is an ANSI character-based video game, created in 1991 by Tim Sweeney of Potomac Computer Systems which became Epic MegaGames in 1992. It remains a popular MS-DOS game creation system. ZZT itself is not an acronym for anything; its title was chosen so it would always appear at the bottom of newsgroup listings. It was later jokingly mentioned by Sweeney as being short for Zoo of Zero Tolerance, which has mistakenly become a popular belief.



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by SNK
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Metal Slug 3 (NGM-2560) by SNK (2000)
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Software Library: ZZT
by Dr. Dos
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Window Fragments: A short ZZT game about exploring old computers By Dr. Dos, created at 32,767 feet while flying from Minnesota to Washington in about 2 hours. There's not much to it, and the writing is all very stream of consciousness.
Topics: zzt, ms-dos, games
Software Library: ZZT
by Epic MegaGames, Inc.
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Developed by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Released 1991 Platform DOS Published by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Official Site ZZT Perspective Top-down Genre Action, Puzzle Description A text-mode action/puzzle game, ZZT already comes with a variety of game worlds. However, the real appeal of this game is the level editor with its scripting capability, which allows the creation of an unlimited number of new scenarios, stories, characters, traps, machines, and anything else players can think of. From...
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Software Library: MS-DOS Games
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retro style doom
Topic: doom
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
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CGA. XT. This game is about (serious) a raisin and it seems to have to rescue its fellow raisins in, a Raisins Cereal Factory. very old game only CGA, and PC Beeper
Topics: california, raisins, cga, xt, promogame, promo, game, promotional, advergame, 8088, 8086, at, old,...
Software Library: ZZT
by Epic Megagames
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Chris Kohler
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: LEGENDS.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by Technosoft
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Welcome to the moon, circa 2100. Huge corporations battle for power and land on the lunar surface. The strongest of these companies, Zortech, blasts and burns all who stand in their way. Thousands of people are vaporized each day as rival bases crumble and fall. However, when the neutral U.S. Lunar Engineering Base is attacked, America decides to fight back. The senate votes to unleash the terrible Shock Wave ship against Zortech. As a member of the elite FBI, you must pilot this vessel to...
Topics: DOS, MS-DOS, Shareware, Demo, Game
Software Library: ZZT
by Country Games
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by Blazer
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: BP.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Alexis Janson
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Agent Orange; asie
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Arcade, Contest, Engine, Update
Software Library: ZZT
by Kimberly Marie Capella
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: kimsrev.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle, Adventure
Disk Magazines
by Moonpie
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by Steven Wade
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Puzzles.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Arcade Repair Shop
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Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter (Euro 970625) by Capcom (1997)
Software Library: ZZT
by Vik
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Nitemare.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Dr. Dos
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Own.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Parell
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Read1st.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Al Ricciteli
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: KEESHZZT.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Dustin Hubbard
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: megazeux.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Teraptus13
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: DUKEINFO.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by WiL
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: nyan.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Viovis Acropolis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: bubbutt.txt
Topics: ZZT games, 24hoZZT
Software Library: ZZT
by Akim Productions
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Fantasy2.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Comedy, Adventure, RPG
Software Library: ZZT
by billtcm
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Wild Thang
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Shooter
Software Library: ZZT
by Digital Cafe
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This is my all-time favorite FPS, Chex Quest. It uses the Id Tech 1 engine that was used on Id Software's DOOM. This also led up to a fanbase, two sequels (Chex Quest 2 & Chex Quest 3), and even a HD remake on Steam!
Topics: chex quest, ms-dos
Software Library: ZZT
by roastbeef
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: pirate-2.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Hydra; MeBo
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Matt Williams
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme files: Z2 UPLOAD.txt , SVDIS.TXT , BBSOFFER.TXT , SVINFO.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Alan Chan
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: WARLOCK.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by nondescript
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: nuncut.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Ultima
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ULTIMATXT.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Action, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Vampy
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Simulation
Software Library: ZZT
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名稱:拿破崙 製作:Koei 代理:第三波文化事業股份有限公司 年代:1990 語言:繁體中文 類型:回合戰略 TBS ———— 名称:拿破仑 制作:Koei 代理:第三波文化事业股份有限公司 年代:1990 语言:繁体中文 类型:回合战略 TBS ———— Name: L'Empereur (JP: ランペルール) Developer: Koei Publisher: Acer TWP Year: 1990 Language: Traditional Chinese Genre: TBS
Topics: L'Empereur, Koei, game, PC Game, DOS game, video game, strategy game, Acer TWP, Chinese,...
Software Library: ZZT
by Chris Jong
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme files: TROUBLE.TXT , DAWARREN.TXT , REGISTER.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Intergraph
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First released in 1985, Intergraph MicroStation is a computer aided design program originally written to read and later write Interactive Graphics Design System (an early single-purpose hardware/software CAD system) design files. It was influenced by Bentley System's 1984 graphics terminal based PseudoStation software. MicroStation V5 (v5.0) - October 1993 The release of MicroStation V5 focused on modularity and usability. New features included photo realistic rendering, binary raster support,...
Topics: Intergraph, Microstation, Microstation 5, Microstation v5
Software Library: ZZT
by Commodore
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: CHALENGE.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Archangel
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SECTOR-9.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Insom
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Winders.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Miakar
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure, Demo, Puzzle, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
by LowerVP
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, RPG
Software Library: ZZT
by Piscez
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure, Fangame
Software Library: ZZT
by Bob Johnson and Joe Bob Jones
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Butt.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by kristomu
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Parody, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Intergraph
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First released in 1985, Intergraph MicroStation is a computer aided design program originally written to read and later write Interactive Graphics Design System (an early single-purpose hardware/software CAD system) design files. It was influenced by Bentley System's 1984 graphics terminal based PseudoStation software. MicroStation V4 - December 1990 The MicroStation V4 release debuted the Motif graphic user interface and the MDL programming environment. New features in this version were shared...
Topics: Microstation, Intergraph, Microstation 4.0, Microstation v4
Software Library: ZZT
by KKairos
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Dungeon, Random
Software Library: ZZT
by Robojim
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Steve Wooster
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by asie
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Bill Meeks
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: LOIS.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Victor Lin
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Lassie02
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by T-800
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Unknown
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Incomplete
Software Library: ZZT
by Heejang Lee; Robert Guffey
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by DarkShadow
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme files: readme.txt , Upload.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by bitman
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: STRATEGO.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Redmage
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: About.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Vampy
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SUICIDE.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Alexis Janson
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by kristomu
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Other
Software Library: ZZT
by Unknown
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Flimsy Parkins
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: blahtext.txt
Topics: ZZT games, 24hoZZT
Software Library: ZZT
by bitbot
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Keyboard is a 64K intro using the ZZT engine that runs on MS-DOS PC or DOSBox and was released in 2018 by Nanoco. Keyboard features all 72 keys, 9 drum pads, visualization, level meter and a sample playlist that supports up to 64K of music in a single board! The total world and executable size is 65,536 bytes.
Topics: ZZT games, keyboard, 64K intro
Software Library: ZZT
by Epic Megagames
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Disk Magazines
by Jeff Conroy
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by voighdt
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: dontreadme.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Music, Font
Software Library: ZZT
by Digital Cafe
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Chex Quest 1 & 2 with beginning and end animation. The game starts with a batch file called "LAUNCHER.BAT".  For some reason it poops out in this online version of DOSBox. It works fine on my home computer though. I was able to get the two videos (SMK files) to play using a DOS version of Smacker Player.
Topic: Chex Quest 1 2 doom tc 3D shooter
Software Library: ZZT
by Chris Lane
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Misteroo
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SailoRooInfo.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Font
Software Library: ZZT
by Jason Harding
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Tormod F. Vegge; kristomu
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action, Adventure, Incomplete, Non-English